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Our school is a learning community which is formed by our teachers, our students and their families. We hold parents meetings every month either as individual meetings with the class tutors or as a whole class. Our parents are invited into school regularly for fairs and celebrations and we encourage them to participate alongside us in their organization. We have parents as class representatives who work together with us to ensure the smooth running of the school. Another popular event with our pupils are the family excursions, where we come together and enjoy walks into the surrounding countryside. AIS
"The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility, - these three forces are the very nerve of education." R.Steiner
AIS International School is a privately owned BRITISH SCHOOL with a Steiner-Waldorf inspired educational model, dedicated to offering a unique and holistic learning experience.

AIS follows the British National Curriculum complemented by a Steiner Waldorf perspective and Mindfulness practices, ensuring that equal emphasis is placed on solid academic foundation, artistic expression and socio-emotional development. It is a place for children to be authentic; to be able to grow, develop and learn in a supportive and creative environment. Learning through working in co-operation with one another and from an experienced and engaged teaching team who offer a personalised approach to the development and support of the wellbeing of each individual child.
EDUCATING YOUR CHILD AT Read More Children have the opportunity to learn in an outstanding natural setting where their day is intertwined with outdoor activities. Breathing in the fresh air and smell of Mediterranean pine trees with incredible sea and mountain views. AIS is a vibrant, multi-cultural and inclusive school where Individuals feel able to express themselves. We are a small friendly school. Individual care for each child is fundamental, and everyone – students, staff and parents know each other well.
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BRITISH NATIONAL CURRICULUM: The internationally acclaimed British National Curriculum is a well crafted set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools. It is taught by thousands of schools world-wide, and by more than 100 schools in Spain.

The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS).
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STEINER-WALDORF ORIENTATION: The Steiner-Waldorf pedagogic philosophy promotes a developmentally appropriate and broad learning experience grounded in a unique approach to curricular delivery and design: equal emphasis is placed on a solid academic foundation, artistic expression and socio-emotional development.

AIS uses a Steiner-Waldorf inspired approach to teaching and learning, giving significant importance to nurturing creativity, imagination and exploration. The main subjects are delivered in blocks of three weeks where the students are immersed in the topics being covered to consolidate learning.
MINDFULNESS Integrating the practice of mindfulness, to support the development of concentration, empathy and emotional intelligence. Mindfulness is another word for non-judgmental awareness.

We learn about meditation and relaxation, and share important themes as a school community.
Compare Education Systems Read More Read More AIS offers a rigorous and competent preparation for IGCSE exams (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) at age 16 and A-levels at age 18, with validation for Spanish and other international education systems. BACK BACK
Back In keeping with the Steiner ethos, we aim to provide an unhurried and creative learning environment, where interest is nurtured by experiential learning. The core subjects of the curriculum, designed to work in harmony with the different phases of the student’s development, include a balance of artistic, practical and intellectual content.
Steiner-Waldorf education has proved itself adaptable in different ways all over the world over the past 100 years, and has the reputation for preparing well-rounded and balanced human beings who are able to cope with the demands of a fast-changing and uncertain world.

AIS is interested in combining the advantages and solidity of the British curriculum with the insight and sensitivity of the Steiner Waldorf method. This includes respecting individual developmental stages, giving personalised attention and working with small groups. The development of social and emotional skills and a sense of inclusivity are also a priority. To this end the school offers special events, trips and nurturing community activities.

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“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings, who are able to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”
Rudolf Steiner
At AIS we practise mindfulness in different ways integrated into diverse subject lessons and assemblies. These practices include:

• learning about meditation and relaxation
• sharing about important themes as a school community
• sitting in silence

Some of the specific mindfulness practices that we regularly include are:

• Walking meditation
• Mindful breathing
• Focused attention

We believe that integrating this practice contributes towards strengthening self-confidence, empathy, critical thinking and an overall improvement in wellbeing.
Bringing the practice of mindfulness to education means introducing methods of meditation and concentration that examine and cultivate the mind thus enabling the students to be alert to the processes of their own thinking, feelings and actions.

People practise mindfulness for many reasons and it has been shown to have a positive impact on stress, attention and relationships. Some of the main benefits of practising mindfulness have been shown to include*:

• Stress reduction
• Boost to working memory
• Focus
• Less emotional reactivity
• More cognitive flexibility
• Healthier relationships


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“We are delighted with the well-being of our children studying at AIS.” (Parent of Class 6) A School where students are nurtured, happy and safe A school where students are nurtured, happy and safe More Info More Info Primary “We are delighted with the well-being of our children studying at AIS.

We moved to Spain one year ago and it was a tremendous change linguistically and culturally, but with the patience and professional guidance of the school staff, we feel our children have been really helped to stabilise in their new environment.

Moreover, they are receiving the tools and skills that they will need later in life to be balanced and happy grown-up individuals.” (Parent Class 6)

“AIS is a gem! We are lucky to be part of a school community in which our children are being prepared not just academically but also to handle their emotions in a better way.”
(Parents of Class 8)
More Info Innovative education. healthy environment. proven success. Innovative education. Healthy environment. Proven success. More Info Secondary “AIS is a gem!

We are lucky to be part of a school community with spaces of focus, connection, and growth, in which our children are being prepared not just academically but also to handle their emotions in a better way.

For our son, it has been a very welcoming and positive school experience. Seeing him already deal with the challenges of life with more clarity has brought much happiness to our family.”
(Parent Class 8)

“We consider ourselves to be very lucky to have our children in AIS. They achieve a good level of academic knowledge, without being stressed or burned out.” (Parent of Class 9) More Info Outstanding results in fine arts, modern foreign languages, maths. Outstanding results in fine arts, modern foreign languages, maths. More Info A-LEVEL “We consi